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Fri, 25 May 2018 08:00:00 +0100

Matt Prior: Why the road to electric might not be a smooth one

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Tesla is a clear champion of the electric vehicle revolution
Our man is a supporter of EVs, but he also has reservations about whether the transition to zero-emission power will be trouble free

In our review, the Tesla Model 3 receives 4 stars.

I think the 2008 Tesla Roadster will go down in the annals of history as a landmark vehicle: at least as significant as any other vehicle built since the turn of the century. If the terrific Renault Twizy suited me, I’d be all over one. (If I thought I could hack a range extender onto one, I’d give it serious consideration already.) And I’m about to buy an electric bicycle for m’laddio to ride to school on.

So in case there’s any doubt, I said it: I like electric vehicles.

Some people think I don’t, because earlier this month in Autocar's print magazine I voiced concern about the ability of Britain to deal with the ‘Road To Zero’ plan, which would need electric charge points installed at the rate of more than 2200 every day for the next 30 years, if the number of charge points is to keep pace with electric cars.

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